Conference Papers and Talks (2017) 'Studying Prime Ministers' Career Paths to Power: Notes for a New Approach.' Redefining Political Sociology conference (accepted), Andrés Bello University, Santiago de Chile, 11-13 December (with Ferdinand Müller-Rommel). (2017) 'European Parliaments under Stress: The Reform Process of Bicameralism.' XXXI Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, University of Urbino, Urbino, 14-16 September. (2017) 'The Anti-Systemic Facet of Euroscepticism: Conceptualization and Explanation.' XXXI Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, University of Urbino, Urbino, 14-16 September (with Eugenio Salvati). (2017) 'Institutionalization and De-Institutionalization of Italian Political Parties. Triumph and Challenges of Personal Politics.’ 11th ECPR General Conference, University of Oslo, Oslo, 6-9 September (with Fortunato Musella). (2017) 'Definitions and Measurements of Party Institutionalization in New Personal Parties: The Case of the Five Star Movement.' Different Worlds of Political Party Development. Comparative Analysis of the Institutionalization of Political Parties in Democracies workshop, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, 24 July (with Fortunato Musella). (2017) ‘Eurosceptic or Anti-System? The Conditions for the Systemic Opposition to Europe.’ 24th International Conference of Europeanists: Sustainability and Transformation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 12-14 July (with Eugenio Salvati). (2017) ‘After the Referendum: What Consequences for the Italian Parliamentarism?’ 67th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference: Politics in Interesting Times, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 10-12 April. (2017) ‘Constitutional Reforms and Decision-Making in Times of Crisis: The Italian Parliamentarism in the European Context.’ European Democracy under Stress conference, University of Turin, Turin, 13-14 January. (2016) ‘Promoting the Social Dimension of the EMU? The European Pillar of Social Rights and the Politics of EU Employment and Social Policies.’ REScEU Team Meeting, University of Milan, Milan, 12-13 December (with Patrik Vesan). (2016) ‘From Symmetrical Bicameralism to Which Model? The Constitutional Reform and the Second Chamber in Comparative Perspective.’ XXX Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, University of Milan, Milan, 15-17 September. (2016) ‘Career Paths and Turnover of Regional Presidents in Italy: A Comparative Longitudinal Analysis.’ 24th World Congress of the International Association of Political Science, Poznań Congress Center, Poznań, 23-28 July (with Selena Grimaldi). (2016) ‘The Italian Senate Reform: Diversity and Women’s Representation.’ 24th World Congress of the International Association of Political Science, Poznań Congress Centre, Poznań, 23-28 July (with Maria Antonietta Confalonieri and Pamela Pansardi). (2015) ‘Primarie e elezioni regionali 2014 in Emilia-Romagna.’ [Primaries and 2014 Regional Election in Emilia-Romagna] XXIX Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), 10-12 September (with Eugenio Salvati). (2015) ‘The Effects of Personalisation on Party Change in Italy.’ 65th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference: Civic Pride (not attended), Sheffield City Hall and Town Hall, Sheffield, 30 March-1 April. (2015) ‘La rappresentanza femminile nelle commissioni parlamentari italiane, 1994-2014.’ [Female Representation in the Italian Parliamentary Committees, 1994-2014] Lunch seminar, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, 3 March (with Pamela Pansardi). (2014) ‘Twenty Years On: Failures and Successes of Party Institutionalisation.’ Conference of The Association for the Study of Modern Italy. The Italian Crisis: Twenty years on, The Italian Cultural Institute, London, 21-22 November. (2014) ‘Beyond the Leader? Party Organization and Change of Leadership in the Italian Personalistic Parties.’ XXVIII Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, University of Perugia, Perugia, 11-13 September. (2014) ‘How Women Become Prime Minister in Europe: Pathways to Power.’ 42nd ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, 10-15 April (with Ferdinand Müller-Rommel and Ina Kubbe). (2013) ‘Ministerial Resources, Types of Ministers and Cabinet Government. A New Comparative Perspective on Cabinets and Their Structures’ (with Cristina Barbieri). 63rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference. The Party’s Over? (not attended), City Hall, Cardiff, 25-27 March. (2012) ‘A Prime Minister between Old Constraints and New Chances for a Powerful Leadership. The Impact of Silvio Berlusconi on Coalition Governance.’ Silvio Berlusconi and Post-modern Politics one day conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, 14 December. (2012) ‘Coalizioni e decisioni difficili: la gestione dei conflitti interpartitici nelle coalizioni italiane.’ [Coalitions and Difficult Decisions: Inter-Party Conflicts Management in Italian Coalitions] XXVI Annual Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, Roma Tre University, Rome, 13-15 September. (2012) ‘Coalitions and Inter-Party Conflicts Management: The Case of Italy.’ 4th ECPR Graduate Conference, Jacobs University, Bremen, 4-6 July. (2011) ‘Inter-Party Conflicts and Conflict Management in Coalition Governments: A Framework for the Analysis and Some Proposals for an Empirical Study of Italian Coalitions.’ Seminar für Dissertanten/innen of the Institut für Staatswissenschaft, University of Vienna, 17 October. (2011) ‘I conflitti nelle coalizioni di governo e la loro gestione: l’evoluzione del caso italiano.’ [Conflicts and Conflict Management in Government Coalitions: the Evolution of the Italian Case] 3rd Graduate Conference of the Italian Political Science Association, University of Turin, Turin, 23-25 June. (2010) ‘The Decision-Making and the Internal Functioning of Cabinets: Actors, Arenas, and Conflicts.’ 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, 30 August-1 September.